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Isabel de Warenne, Fourth Countess of Surrey

Nicknames: "Isabella", "Isabel", "4th Countess of Surrey"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Surrey, England
Death: Died in Lewes, Sussex, England
Place of Burial: Chapter House, Lewes, Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey; William (3rd Earl of Surrey) de Warenne (Warren); Adela Talvas and Adela de Warenne (Warren)
Wife of Guillaume de Champagne, Count of Chartres, 4th Earl of Surrey and Hamelin de Warenne, 4th Earl of Surrey
Mother of Mathilde (Mahaut)(Maud) D'ESTOUTEVILLE; Adela (Ela) de Warenne (Plantagenet) (FitzWilliam); Isabella (Ida) DE L'AIGLE; William (Plantagenet) de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey; ? Unknown de Warenne, Concubine #1 of John "Lackland" of England and 2 others
Sister of Maud de Warenne
Half sister of William FitzPatrick, 2nd Earl of Salisbury; Phillip Devereux and Ela De Salisbury

Occupation: Countess of Varenne and Surrey, Countess of Surrey, comtesse de Surrey et de Warenne
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About Isabel de Warenne, Fourth Countess of Surrey

Isabel de Warenne, 4th Countess of Surrey

From Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_de_Warenne,_4th_Countess_of_Surrey

Isabel de Warenne, 4th Countess of Surrey (died 12 July 1203) was an English peeress. She was the only surviving heir of William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey and his wife, Adela, the daughter of William III of Ponthieu.

In 1148, de Warenne inherited her father's lands and the earldom of Surrey and was married to William of Blois, the younger son of King Stephen, that year. The marriage occurred at a critical moment in The Anarchy as part of the king's attempt to control the de Warenne lands. The couple did not have any children and after William's death in 1159, William X, Count of Poitou sought her hand in 1162/3, but Thomas Becket refused a dispensation from affinity on the grounds of consanguinity.

In April 1164, the countess married Hamelin Plantagenet, the half-brother of King Henry II, who became jure uxoris Earl of Surrey.

They had four surviving children:

William, later 6th Earl of Surrey (1166-1240)

Adela (born c. 1170), married Robert of Naburn and William FitzWilliam and was also a mistress of King John.

Isabel (died 30 November 1234), married Robert de Lacy and Gilbert de l'Aigle, Lord of Pevensey.

Matilda, married Henry, Count of Eu and Henry de Stuteville.

Hamelin died in 1202 and the countess a year later. She was buried alongside him in the chapter house of Lewes Priory.

Life

She was the great-granddaughter of the first Norman earl, William I and his Flemish wife Gundred.[2] When her father died in the Holy Land c.1148 she inherited the earldom of Surrey and was married to William of Blois, the younger son of King Stephen, who became Earl in her right.[1][2] The marriage occurred at a critical moment in The Anarchy as part of the king's attempt to control the de Warenne lands. The couple did not have any children and after William's death in 1159, William X, Count of Poitou sought her hand in 1162/3, but Thomas Becket refused a dispensation from affinity on the grounds of consanguinity. In April 1164, the countess married Hamelin of Anjou, a natural half-brother of King Henry II, who became jure uxoris Earl of Surrey. The countess lived an unusually long life, dying at age 73.[2]

Family

She and William of Blois had no children.[1] Isabelle and her second husband Hamelin had four surviving children: William, later 5th Earl of Surrey (1166–1240)[3] Ela (born c. 1170, date of death unknown), married firstly Robert of Naburn and secondly William FitzWilliam of Sprotborough.[4] Isabel, married firstly Robert de Lacy and secondly Gilbert de l'Aigle, Lord of Pevensey.[4] Matilda, married firstly Henry, Count of Eu and Lord of Hastings[5] and secondly Henry de Stuteville

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from http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL.htm#IsabelWarennedied1282

ISABELLE de Warenne (-[12 Jul 1203], bur Chapter House, Lewes). She succeeded her father in 1148 as Ctss of Surrey, suo iure. Robert of Torigny records that "filiam tercii Guillermi de Warenna" married "Guillermus filius Stephani regis"[843]. Robert of Torigny records the marriage in 1164 of "Hamelinus naturalis frater regis Henrici" and "comitissam de Guarenna, relictam Willelmi comitis Moritoni filii Stephani regis, …filia tercii Willermi comitis de Guaren na"[844]. The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. m firstly (before 6 Nov 1153, maybe before [1148/49]) WILLIAM de Blois, son of STEPHEN King of England & his wife Mathilde Ctss de Boulogne ([1132/37]-11 Oct 1159, bur hospital of Montmorillon, Poitou). Earl of Warenne and Surrey, Lord of Pevensey and Norwich [1148/49], by right of his wife[845]. He succeeded his brother in 1153 as Comte de Boulogne. He was disinherited from the throne of England by his father in Nov 1153. He succeeded his father in 1154 as Comte de Mortain. m secondly ([Apr] 1164) HAMELIN d’Anjou, illegitimate son of GEOFFROY V "le Bel/Plantagenet" Comte d’Anjou & his mistress --- (1130-7 May 1202, bur Chapter House, Lewes).

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Source

Johns, Susan M. - Warenne, Isabel de, suo jure countess of Surrey (d. 1203), magnate - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Isabella de Warenne1

F, #102165, b. circa 1136, d. 13 July 1199

Last Edited=8 May 2006

    Isabella de Warenne was born circa 1136.1 She was the daughter of William III de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey and Ela Talvas.2 She married, firstly, William of Boulogne de Blois, 4th Earl of Surrey, son of Stephen de Blois, King of England and Matilda, Comtesse de Boulogne, circa 1149.1 She married, secondly, Hamelin d'Anjou, 5th Earl of Surrey, son of Geoffrey V Plantagenet, Comte d'Anjou et Maine and Adelaide of Angers, in April 1164.1 She died on 13 July 1199.1 She was buried at Chapter House, Lewes Priory, Lewes, Sussex, England.1
    From circa 1149, her married name became de Blois.1 From April 1164, her married name became d'Anjou.1

Children of Isabella de Warenne and Hamelin d'Anjou, 5th Earl of Surrey

William de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey+1 d. 27 May 1240

unknown de Warenne+3

Isabella de Warenne+1 d. b 30 Nov 1234

Ela de Warenne1

Mahant de Warenne+1 b. 1163, d. bt 1212 - 1228

Citations

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 53. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/1, page 497. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S79] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004), page 748. Hereinafter cited as Plantagenet Ancestry.

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He [William de Blois] married Isabel, only daughter and heir of William (DE WARENNE), 3rd EARL OF SURREY, by Ela. He died s.p. as above in October I 159 and was buried in the hospital of Montmorillon in Poitou. Isabel survived him and was sought in marriage by Henry Il's brother William, but Archbishop Beket opposed the match on the ground of consanguinity, and she married, 2ndly, the King's illegitimate half-brother, Hamelin. [Complete Peerage XII/1:497-9] ......................................

He [Hamelin Plantagenet] married, in 1164 (probably in April), Isabel, widow of William (OF BLOIS) 4th EARL OF SURREY, and only daughter and heir of William (DE WARENNE), 3rd EARL OF SURREY, all above-named. He died 7 May 1202 and was buried in the Chapter House at Lewes. Isabel survived him and made gifts for the soul of her late husband to the priory of St. Katherine, Lincoln, and to Lewes Priory. She was living in April 1203 but died probably soon afterwards, possibly 12 July 1203, and was buried in the Chapter House at Lewes (g). [Complete Peerage XII/1:499-500]

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(g) By her 2nd husband she had issue, a son William, 6th Earl, and 3 daughters: (1) Ela, who m. 1stly Robert de Newburn, of whom nothing is known, and 2ndly, William FitzWilliam of Sprotborough; (2) Isabel, who m. 1stly Robert de Lascy, and 2ndly Gilbert de Laigle, lord of Pevensey; (3) Maud, who m. 1stly Henry, Count of Eu and lord of Hastings, and 2ndly Henry d'Estouteville or de Stuteville, of Eckington, co. Derby, and Dedham, Essex, lord of Valmont and Rames in Normandy. -------------------- Children: Ida Isabel Plantagenet b: Jan 1154 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England

Geoffrey DeWarenne b: 1160 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England
Adela Ela Plantagenet b: 1162 in Lewes Castle, Sussex, England
Maud Plantagenet deWarenne b: 1163 in Lewes, Sussex, England
William Earl  Plantagenet b: 1166 in Surrey, England
Suzanne DeWarenne b: 1167 in Lewes, Sussex, Delaware, United States
Isabella Plantagenet b: 1168 in of, Surrey, England
Clemence Regina Clementina Pinel b: 1168 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Margaret Plantagenet b: 1170 in Surrey, England

When Henry II came to the throne he sent this William to the front in Normandy (to get him killed) and then married his bastard half brother Hamelin to the wealthy & powerful Isabella. He took the name of Warren to preserve the House of Warren. This was seldom allowed-Warrens too powerful. Henry II & Hamelin were children of the count of Anjou. Normans ?off the throne-Plantagenet on the throne of England .

Source: [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gonefishin&id=I098328]

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Isabel de Warenne, Fourth Countess of Surrey's Timeline

1137
1137
Surrey, England
1149
1149
Age 12
1150
1150
Age 13
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
1152
1152
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Norfolk, England
1164
1164
Age 27
Surrey, England
1165
1165
Age 28
Surrey, England
1166
1166
Age 29
Surrey, England
1168
1168
Age 31
England
1199
July 1199
Age 62
Chapter House, Lewes, Sussex, England
1200
1200
Age 63